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Moving Sources for Classical Orchestra
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By Jorge Ramos

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Chamber Orchestra - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Jorge Ramos. Contemporary, Standards, World. Score and parts. 15 pages. Jorge Ramos #4980657. Published by Jorge Ramos (A0.1011674).

Item Number: A0.1011674

Moving Sources

(2019) ...for classical symphony orchestra


Premiered on the 24th of November 2019 at Pavilhão Centro de Portugal by Orquestra Clássica do Centro, conducted by Jan Wierzba.


Honourable Mention at the Francisco Martins Composition Prize 3rd Edition by Orquestra Clássica do Centro

Programme notes

In this work, I - the composer - explore the role of spatialization and timbre blending as the main driving force to influence my orchestration approach. My departure point was to translate the concept of wind-chimes as a physical instrument and its properties to orchestral music. All of the pitch material was extracted from a sample recording of this instrument and then laid out in order to achieve a flowing harmonic progression that would take over the pitch development throughout the piece. Furthermore, wind-chimes is an instrument that if left alone it can be played by himself (with the natural stimulus of the wind) in a constant and almost in generative ambient-like style. In addition to this, there is also a very important spatial property where each bell/chime is in constant movement and also in a whole, all the bells move between themselves.  In the end, this resulting harmonic progression and the idea of the movement of parts but also as a whole had a huge impact on my writing of this specific work.

Honourable Mention at Prémio de Composição Francisco Martins 3rd Edition by Orquestra Clássica do Centro.

Written in 2019 as part of the composition portfolio of my first year (1º) of my doctorate at the Royal College of Music, London.  

Notas de programa

Nesta obra, eu - o compositor - exploro o papel da espacialização e da mistura de timbres como principal força motriz para influenciar a minha abordagem de orquestração. O meu ponto de partida foi traduzir o conceito de windchimes como um instrumento físico e as suas propriedades físicas via esta música orquestral. Todo o material foi extraído de uma gravação deste instrumento e depois exposto de modo a obter uma progressão harmónica fluida que assumisse o desenvolvimento de toda a peça. Além disso, os windchimes são um instrumento que, se deixado sozinho, pode ser tocado por ele próprio (com o estímulo natural do vento) num estilo constante e quase generativo de ambiente. Além disso, existe também uma propriedade espacial muito importante onde cada sino/chime está em constante movimento e também num todo, todos os sinos se movem entre si.  No final, esta progressão harmónica e a ideia do movimento de partes, tiveram um enorme impacto na minha escrita deste trabalho específico.

Menção Honrosa no Prémio de Composição Francisco Martins 3ª Edição pela Orquestra Clássica do Centro.

Escrita em 2019 como parte do meu portefólio de composição do meu primeiro (1º) ano de Doutoramento em Música - Composição na Royal College of Music em Londres.

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